CATALOGUE of TITLES
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holmBred merges a photo series of dogs in costumes with aphorisms pertaining to the application of Stockholm syndrome as a legal defense. The usual suspects, Patty Hearst, police officers, biographers and psychologists weigh in on the legitimacy of the syndrome while the printed words approach a closer relevance to the tradition of dog ownership. A discursive essay by the artist finish the book.
The autobiography by the pioneer of occupational medicine that covers many of the most important historical events of the first half of the 20th Century, told in stunning clarity and resounding prose. This work is historically relevant to ecologists, activist, historians, chemists, biologist and anyone looking back into American history. The themes are relevant today and elucidate the ongoing struggles of our societal balance between work and living. This edition has been masterfully re-created for iPad and iBooks and includes never before seen photographs by artist Don Hải Phú Daedalus.
Created from five case studies in New York, Atlantic City, and Miami Beach, this work poses new questions of how power, capital and human resources move through the urban environment through the use of photographs of urban constructions merged with discursive essays. These five photoessays challenge traditional methods of book navigation while problematizing the relationship of text to image toward new understandings of representation and power.
Tracing The Path Of A Ray Of Light combines the digital photographic images of two books, Computer Images (Time Life, 1991) and General Electric’s Filmamatic Processor (1975) service manual. The former recounts formative technologies of computer images, while the latter pertains to an apparatus that develops traditional x-ray film stock. The digital photographs of the two books are merged via digital opacity filters that simulate the material nature of physical, printed images.
Prompted by the overhaul of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in January 2012, this part-diary, part-customer-service-chat-transcript is now on sale. Hacked from, design for the iPhone and now sold through Apple's distribution network, this book chronicles one year of using the jailbroken device outside of the delegated telecommunication networks. As an incomplete history of the communities that exist in online forums and illegal software sharing, this sarcastic and frustrated book is a gesture of solidarity to anyone who has ever placed on hold.
WILLIAM MORRIS' KELMSCOTT PRESS
As part of bookEnd I digitally produced several books from the Kelmscott Press of William Morris. Titles include News from Nowhere, Sidonia The Sorceress, Atalanta in Calydon, and The Story of the Glittering Plain. These digital editions use the original page designs of Morris' printed versions--with high resolution detail--and the original font that was painstakingly researched in the collection of the Morgan Library in New York. Read them how the authors and publishers intended them to be seen.
If you've never had the opportunity to read these stories before, they will certainly not disappoint.
Each work is a landmark in genre and expertise. Morris was known for introducing the first Socialist fictions stories that changed the world of English Literature. Charles Swineburne was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature four years in a row.
by William Morris
96 pages, August 2014
Returning from a Socialist League meeting, William Guest falls asleep and awakes in a utopia where there is no money, class, or work.
The Story of the Glittering Plain Which has Also been Called the Land of Living Man or the Acre of the Undying
by William Morris
179 pages, August 2014
Hallblithe sets off to rescue his fiancée who has been kidnapped by pirates.
Sidonia The Sorceress, The Supposed Destroyer of the Whole Reigning Ducal, Vol. 1 & 2
by Wilhelm Meinhold
890 pages, August 2014
The story of a Pomeranian noblewoman who was tried and executed for witchcraft. This English translation was published by William Morris in his Kelmscott Press in 1894, now digitally produced as part of “bookEnd” by Donald Daedalus for the Center for Book Arts, 2014
Within the iPad library of the sculpture bookEnd are digital works that build upon the physical themes in the work. The eponymous digital book, bookEnd, attempts an encyclopedic perspectives of the history and demise of the codex as a structure for housing and presenting information. It includes the origins of the printing press, instructions on how to bind a codex by hand, and the organizational system of the Center for Book Art’s digital archive. The digital images in the book complement the physical images of the cradle book in which the iPad sits.
Each physical book that is included in the sculpture are books that were famously unfinished at the time of the authors’ death; within the iPad are digital endings to these works.
Artist ebook, 585 pages, 2014
Within the installation of bookEnd are book endings of iconic incomplete works by authors of the physical books that are included in the installation.
Within the iPad in the installation is a digital book the history of printed books, archival structures and practices, a history of artists' book and the Center for Book Arts, as well as digital artworks.
Artist short story, part 5 of 10, 2 pages, 2014
Artist poem, part 6 of 10, 3 pages, 2014
Artist short story, part 7 of 10, 5 pages, 2014
Inspired by the final short story, “A Summing Up” this rendition merges the melancholic experience of Clarissa Dalloway walking through her garden during a party with the final suicide note Woolf wrote to Leonard. The font for the text is drawn from Hogarth Press’ use of Caslon No 471 and images are inspired from the English garden tradition.
Apple Books Edition
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